We had the good fortune of connecting with Jazmayne Chatman and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jazmayne, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
When I initially started designing sets at home. My thought process was that i could work with my child being present. Yes, I’m the mom who doesn’t wasn’t everyone watching their kid. Then the pandemic hit and I needed to pivot with what was happening in the world. I found out about Peerspace through a colleague. Afterthe first few months of booking and earning income, my wheels started to turn. Then I created the Peacock Lounge.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My design style is monochromatic. I love to take a space and use one color scheme to complete the project. I am soo excited and proud of the fact that I was able to build contacts with vendors and contractors that can get the job done correctly.
After spending 10+ years establishing myself as a industry hair stylist, I wanted to create a second stream of income that would allow me to spend more time with my son, instead of being behind a chair. His development is soo important to me that I would prefer to put my hair career on hold until he is acclimated.
This transition hasn’t been easy, hairstylists love the freedom of creating their own schedule. But Single Mom life has changed that and it was very necessary for me to “go with the flow”.
Now, I just hit the vacuum… then close the door to the rest of the house during video and PhotoShoot bookings. While my baby and I play or do activities .
The biggest Lesson in all of this was that, it’s not all about me. As a parent it is your job to make sure your child can function in every way in society. Having the freedom to do so is key. I’m proud to say i think I found a way to “Do it All” … eventually.
I still have plans to become a Emmy award winning Stylist. But for now, interior and set design brings me soo much joy. I now have two careers that can take me to the next level. I’m very excited to see where may talents are going take me.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Some of my favorite spots to hit up in LA with friends is Miss B’s SoulFood in Inglewood, Little Kingston Jamaican and Mikes Deli on Slauson (West LA Baby) Anejo in sherman oaks , crustaceans in Beverly Hills and Mastros in Malibu. We’d hit up the beach, go to world on wheels (grown up night) and maybe go kart riding. My girls know I’m always ready for a photo opp so we would hit a beautycon or happy place type setting to do a shoot. Then we’re definitely shooting at one of my listings.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d Like to shout out Ma Dukes aka Ms. Tonya Cryer @mstonyaonset for exposing me to the world of creativity. I grew up watching her make dope pieces for hair shows and productions. When she would take me to set I found myself studying the walls, floors and fixtures that make up the faux rooms. Although I followed in her footsteps and became a hairstylist, I’ve been using the funds from my hair hustle to fund the new venture.
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